Mumbo Jumbo, that’s what I used to call it, for at least 10 years I thought this homoeopathy was a load of old mumbo jumbo. Then I hit a crisis point in my life and my wife, who had tried to change my mind for the last 10 years, suggested I see Kathryn. I was at a desperate and low point and would be happy to accept any help. Well, what can I say? Kathryn could read me like a book, and always suggested homoeopathic remedies which made sense to me. Kathryn not only got me out of a hole, she nurtured me, helping me to grow to keep becoming a better and new improved version of myself. I am a completely different person now, to who I was when I met Kathryn.Enzo Genuardi, London
What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy works on the principle of "like cures like", that is, one substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person is used to cure those same symptoms in illness. An example is one remedy, coffea, made from coffee, which might be used in a person suffering from insomnia.
Homoeopathy uses very tiny amounts of each substance and there are nearly three thousand of these. The tablets are safe, non-addictive and can be in pregnancy.
How did it start?
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialised way.
He discovered the remedial powers of drugs and inert substances such as gold, platinum, silica, vegetable charcoal, lycopodium, etc. By preparing the medicines through potentisation (a specialist homeopathic term meaning a series of dilutions and agitations), these inert and insoluble substances became soluble in alcohol or water and were charged with medicinal force.
How Can It Work For Me?
In many illnesses the natural resistance and healing power of the body is sufficient to overcome the underlying cause (such as food poisoning) and allow the body to return to health (by purging the system through diarrhoea and vomiting). However, in more deep seated, chronic complaints (such as food intolerances etc) or when there is a tendency to a recurrent (minor) ailment (such as skin irritation or acne), the body needs some help to increase its natural power of resistance to recover.
Part of a Homoeopath’s skill is diagnosing causes of symptoms by careful history taking and the use of Iridology (see section on diagnostic tools), then a homoeopathic remedy can be prepared and prescribed.
As Homoeopaths we consider homoeopathy to be a "complementary" medicine that is working alongside conventional medicine. Although we cannot guarantee a cure for ailments, many clients have been delighted with the results from homoeopathic treatment and in our experience many people, especially pregnant women and parents are opting for homoeopathy.